<PSC1> b. Definition of Possessing Needed

<PSC1>A team may handle their Robot as many times as they want during a Programming Skills Match.
a. Upon handling the Robot, it must be immediately brought back to a legal starting position
b. If the Robot is possessing any Scoring Object when the Robot is being handled, these Scoring Objects will be removed from the playing field and can no longer be used.

What is the definition of possessing? If there are cubes under the robot that may or not be touching the robot, and the robot is not actually grabbing them and they remain on the floor when you pick-up the robot… are those cubes considered possessed by the robot?

Any Cubes that move with the Robot when you pick it up are considered to be possessed. The example you provided of Cubes underneath the Robot would not be considered possession.